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Resources and Affinity Groups

Here is a list of several resources and affinity groups at Northwestern. If you are aware of a group missing from the list, please contact Also, here is search tool to find student groups on campus.  







Northwestern University and AccessibleNU are committed to providing a supportive and challenging environment for all undergraduate, graduate, professional school, and continuing studies students with disabilities who attend the University.  Additionally, the University and AccessibleNU work to provide students with disabilities a learning and community environment that affords them full participation, equal access, and reasonable accommodation of their disabilities.

Counseling and Psychological Services 

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) serves as the primary mental health service at Northwestern University with offices on both the Evanston and Chicago campuses. CAPS provides a set of core services, including clinical services, educational workshops, and consultation with faculty, staff, and parents.

Gender and Sexuality Resource Center

The Gender and Sexuality Resource Center (GSRC) works to provide a safe space and act as hub for organizations, resources, services, and programs of interest to the LGBT and Allied community at Northwestern. The GSRC offers a variety of resources and amenities available to all students and student groups, including: space to socialize, study and meet; a library with over 300 books, 40 movies/DVD's and magazine subscriptions; and a computer station. 

International Office

The Office's goal is to help international students, scholars and Northwestern faculty and staff, navigate the many complexities associated with student- and employment-based visa classifications within the Northwestern community. 

Multicultural Student Affairs

Multicultural Student Affairs is committed to fostering an inclusive environment that promotes identity development, intercultural exchange, academic excellence, and leadership.

Office of Equity

The Office of Equity responds to reports of discrimination and harassment; provides support and resources to those impacted by discrimination and harassment; provides training, consultation, and resources to the University community regarding accommodating individuals with disabilities, the University’s affirmative action programs for faculty and staff, and responding to reports of discrimination and harassment; and Working with students, faculty, and staff to revise and implement policies related to discrimination, harassment; and provides reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities.


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The Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion

The mission of Northwestern's Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion is to help create and sustain a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming environment for all Northwestern community members including students, faculty, staff, and alumni.  Its vision is to realize an ideal Northwestern University where community members are challenged to engage differences as strengths in an environment that ensures equality of access, opportunity, representation, and participation.

Student Enrichment Services

Student Enrichment Services (SES) works with low-income and/or first-generation students to enhance their academic success, personal development, and professional growth. Through campus-wide partnerships, SES builds an inclusive Northwestern community by engaging students and their allies with programming and dialogue around the low-income and/or first-generation experience. 

The Graduate School Office of Diversity and Inclusion

The mission of The Graduate School’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion is to recruit diverse graduate students, improve inclusion and equity in our community, and develop retention programming for underrepresented students.

Social Justice Education

Social Justice Education (SJE) creates co-curricular educational opportunities in partnership with our student community that foster self-exploration, facilitate conversations across differences and support actions that create social change on campus.



Black Graduate Student Association (BGSA)

Northwestern University’s Black Graduate Student Association’s goal is to foster a sense of community among the Black graduate student body by representing and acting upon its academic, cultural, intellectual, social, and political concerns and interests. We also invite others who value BGSA as a community to support students of color to join us.

Campus Inclusion and Community (RespectNU)

The mission of Campus Inclusion and Community is to work collaboratively with the entire University community to create opportunities for dialogue, experiential learning, leadership development, multicultural education, social justice training and advocacy aimed at fostering an inclusive learning environment for all students.

Asian Pacific American Coalition (APAC)

APAC is a student group that strives to represent and serve students of Asian descent on campus by raising awareness of social and cultural issues and engaging the community members in educational dialogue and advocacy.

Center for Native American and Indigenous Research (CNAIR)

CNAIR serves as a regional and national hub for advancing Indigenous research and making Chicagoland a hub for Indigenous research.

Comunidad Latinx-Northwestern

Comunidad Latinx fosters a community-oriented around Latinx identity, culture, and history.  We provide a safe space for their members, give back to the local Latinx community, and educate the wider university community and the public about Latinx affairs. 

Northwestern University Native American and Indigenous Student Alliance

Northwestern University NAISA is dedicated to promoting and inspiring the interests of the community of Native American students and those who appreciate Native American cultures at Northwestern University.

Queer Pride Graduate Student Association

Northwestern University’s queer pride graduate student group is an award-winning social, advocacy, and academic group for the LGBTQ+ graduate student community at Northwestern.

Religious Life

The primary mission of the Office of the University Chaplains is to promote spiritual growth and nurture at Northwestern University. Spiritual maturity is enhanced by critical dialogue and partaking in a community with members of one's own tradition and through encounter with differing traditions.

Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science

Northwestern University’s SACNAS chapter (NU-SACNAS) is dedicated to fostering the success of Latinx, Native Americans, and other graduate-level scientists belonging to underrepresented groups. NU-SACNAS is designed to cultivate community among scientists by providing professional development, networking, and mentoring opportunities.

TGS student organizations

These graduate student associations foster a sense of community for diverse graduate students on our campus

Veteran Resources

Northwestern is committed to serving individuals that served their country. Student veterans can view available resources on the Student Veterans' Resources website.

Women's Center

The Northwestern University Women's Center is dedicated to fostering a campus climate that promotes equity and enriches the personal, professional and academic lives of all members of the University community, particularly women students, staff and faculty.

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